1969 — One Giant Leap for Mankind

Ceilidh Johnson, guest writer

February 26, 2018

Filed under Historical Fiction

“T-minus 15 seconds, guidance is internal, 12, 11, 10, 9, ignition sequence starts, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, zero, all engines running, liftoff. We have liftoff, 32 minutes past the hour. Liftoff on Apollo 11. Tower cleared.” Not...

A Lily in a Big Pond: 1919

Caroline Crank, guest writer

February 26, 2018

Filed under Historical Fiction

Nineteen nineteen, a story about a year in the life of Lillian Rose Hudson. A year full of surprising events for me and the entire population. Each and every one of the 279 million citizens were introduced to something new. We encou...

1922: Getting Shot, Changed Everything

Camden Griggs, guest writer

February 26, 2018

Filed under Historical Fiction

The year was 1922; Prohibition was in full swing. Speakeasies, flappers, and smooth jazz scattered the streets of New York City. I was the butler of a wealthy younger gentleman by the name of Thomas Dior, a local bootlegger connected to Al Capone himself. Thomas Dio...

1928: The Mouse That Made Millions

Caitlin Brown, guest writer

February 26, 2018

Filed under Historical Fiction

            Dear Diary, this is my yearly update. This year, 1928, has brought quite a few changes. Remember how hard I've worked to buy a new sewing machine and start my own business? Well this year it finally happen...

A Revolution for The Soul

Bryce Babbit, guest writer

February 26, 2018

Filed under Historical Fiction

Splash! Cold at first, but after a few minutes the summer-time lake water warmed my body. My name is Taylor Sky, and I was born on May 21, 1765, in Lexington, Kentucky. That amazing summer day, May 21, 1783, I turned eighteen. M...

Esperanza: 1846

Brian Vasquez, guest writer

February 26, 2018

Filed under Historical Fiction

“Peter, Peter, Peter!!!” Those were my last words  before becoming the number one Mexican soldier killing in the name of my brother, my partner in crime, my best friend who was killed by a tall white soldier. My name is Sebastiá...

1916: The War to End all Wars

Bradley Shipley, guest writer

February 26, 2018

Filed under Historical Fiction

As I said goodbye to the love my life, Daisy Grey, tears started to fall down my face. My name is John Grey and I am leaving to join the war effort and help fight against the German army, and the only thing keeping me from ru...

1933: A New Found Hope

Ashley Johnson, guest writer

February 26, 2018

Filed under Historical Fiction

This is Jonathan Williams for the Washington Post, “It was March 4, 1933, and Americans were finally beginning to see a small glimpse of light at the end of the tunnel of the Great Depression. It all started with the electi...

Undercover Queen: 1921

Ashley Dempsey, guest writer

February 26, 2018

Filed under Historical Fiction

“Alana James Rose!” My name blasted out, and the room was filled with cheers. Confetti landed on my hair as I walked to the front of the brightly lit stage. The glittering crown was placed upon my head and suddenly I spotted danger. ...

1948: Speed Is Key

Andrew Smith, guest writer

February 26, 2018

Filed under Historical Fiction

While heading to the lake after a long day on the farm, in his old beat up truck with fishing poles in the bed, I caught a glimpse of a billboard on the side of the road that said, “Daytona beach speed trials for anyone who shows.” Immediately I hit the brakes just to sit there with my hands on ten and two and my mouth wide open in awe thinking to myself self this is my chance. ***                    Two days later I showed up at Daytona around 9:30 pm after a 13 ...

Art in the Dark

Andres Ramirez, guest writer

February 26, 2018

Filed under Historical Fiction

The memories of my parent’s faces are starting to fade away. I can still remember things we did together and almost every little thing about them but the images of their faces in my head are getting fuzzy. My Bubbe, Rina and ...

1924: One of Eleven

Amy Stollenmaier, guest writer

February 26, 2018

Filed under Historical Fiction

January 20, 1924 11:00 A.M. New York             “Holly! You've been skating since you were seven years old, how has that cross stroke not gotten any better? If you're not going to try you might as well get ...

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